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Dick, & Barb Cain

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04-19-2012 05:01 PM

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WOW! THE GERMANS' ARE WAY AHEAD OF EVERYBODY!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1


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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 04-19-2012 05:42 PM

That is one COOL Factory & Company!

Reminds me a little of what Ford has done in Brazil (So. America)...

A W E S O M E !!

Thank you!

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#2 posted 04-19-2012 05:51 PM

Very impressive.

Lee

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oldnovice

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#3 posted 04-19-2012 06:50 PM

Dresden is only about 150 miles from where I was born. It was heavily bomed, some say because of it was a key manufacturing site while other say it was due to Churhil’s desire to really punish Germany for the bombing of London. In either case it was nearly leveled.

Being an automation engineer, the VW factory is truly a marvel and a highlight of the rebirth of Dresden with it’s nearly total integration of the factory into the city. Visitors to Dresden do not realize that this factory even exists inside the city. The factory is not the only thing that is amazing; the specifications of the Phaeton are truly an order above many other cars today.

Unfortunately the automobile being built there was a total flop in the U.S. market but an overwhelming success in the China market. VW did not take a “page out o the Japanese book” by not re-badging this by another name than VW Which is apparently fine with the Chinese. There is some speculation that VW will attempt another U.S. market drive.

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#4 posted 04-20-2012 01:02 PM

It is very awesome. I remember when I first hired into Ford Motor Co. back in ‘73. I recall a large “tour” of Japenese, or Chinese, or, lets just say foreigners, coming through the plant. I’m sure we are the ones that gave those folks all the ideas. To all who buy Ford products, God bless you.

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canadianchips

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#5 posted 04-20-2012 01:44 PM

European countries have been ahead of North America for CENTURIES.
To bad WE don’t take the HINT and work like they do.
They have cars that got 50mpg back in 1956 (I owned one.VW beetle, the car was 16 years old when I started to drive.) Handed that down to sister and NEEDED a FORD….....10mpg.
Did anyone pickup on wood floor used. CANADIAN MAPLE ! GLOAT

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#6 posted 04-20-2012 02:46 PM

Amazing

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#7 posted 04-20-2012 05:28 PM

“They have cars that got 50mpg back in 1956 (I owned one.VW beetle, the car was 16 years old when I started to drive.)”

The only way a Beetle gets 50mpg is going down hill with the engine turned off. I know from personal experience as my family owned three of them (‘58, ‘65 and ‘70) and I drove the ‘70 to work and school for a couple of years during the first gas crisis. At best, you could coax 30mpg out of the thing on the highway.

I suspect you’re really thinking of the Messerschmidt tandem microcar, not the Beetle.

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 04-20-2012 05:31 PM


Here is the Ford Plant in Brazil that I was talking about...

Now, here is a perfect case of a Union (tail) wagging the Company (dog)...

... I ask you…

How can a Company really compete when they are being strangled like this?

There is a limit… Here, it has been surpassed. Damn shame!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#9 posted 04-20-2012 07:39 PM

Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to buying German chisels!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#10 posted 04-20-2012 08:08 PM

very cool!

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#11 posted 04-23-2012 11:38 PM

Where did all the workers go Dick?. Amazing technology

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 04-23-2012 11:44 PM

Hi Grumpy!

They must have a bunch of Elves in the basement repairing the factory! LOL!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#13 posted 04-24-2012 12:12 AM

Or a bunch of robots repairing robots. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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